Home Office Furniture Essentials

Your home office requires a sturdy desk and file cabinets so you can optimize your work environment. However, you might not realize you need a few more pieces of furniture to complete the room’s design. Woodcraft Furniture explains some essential items for a home office to make this space totally yours.

Chair

Working in a home office shouldn’t be a struggle. A comfortable office chair is vital to your productivity. Without a proper chair, your body rebels against you with aches and pains. Consider a chair on wheels that moves around the desk area, and one that tilts and swivels so the chair conforms to your movements. Look for a piece that has plenty of cushioning and padding all the way around for ultimate comfort.

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Stands for Equipment

Not every piece of home office equipment fits onto your desk. A stand for your printer and fax machine might be in order. Store printer cartridges and reams of paper underneath the stand. The best stands have shelves or drawers below the top surface.

Bookcase

A modest bookcase offers a place to store manuals, guides, and three-ring binders for better organization in a home office. Feel free to add decorative pieces such as photo frames or small artwork. A bookcase allows you to de-clutter your desktop if things are getting out of hand. Three-ring binders let you empty some of your filing cabinets, thereby keeping your highest-priority documents within easy reach.

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Comfy Chair or Couch

Place a comfy chair or couch against the opposite wall of your home office. Not only does this spruce up the rest of the room, but it gives you a handy place to relax during an intense day. If you meet clients at home, a couch creates an inviting atmosphere. After the meeting, stretch out and lay back for a few minutes to reward yourself for a job well done. A couch also works perfectly for a power nap.

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Woodcraft Furniture creates custom-made home office furniture built to your specifications and color. Come by one of our locations to browse a selection of desks, filing cabinets, and writing tables, or contact us today to request a bid.

How to Choose the Perfect Entertainment Center

An entertainment center combines function and style. It also serves as the centerpiece of your den or home theater. The key to this type of furniture is how well it stores your essential items and equipment. Woodcraft Furniture explains how to choose the perfect entertainment center for your home.

TV Size

The size of your television is probably the most important factor going into your choice of an entertainment center. If you already have a TV, you need a piece of furniture that fits the current model. If you haven’t bought a TV yet, make sure it fits into your current home theater furniture. Make sure to leave room for expansion. If you have a 32-inch TV, ponder what you may purchase in the way of home electronics in five or 10 years. You might get a 60-inch model down the road. You can always put speakers or decorative items in any empty spaces next to a smaller TV.   

Durability

An entertainment center needs to hold a lot of weight from your TV, gaming consoles, DVDs, and maybe even some books. You also want your investment to last for decades. Look for durable wood construction that withstands the test of time, whether you stay in your current home for 50 years or move to a new place in a couple of years.

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Cable Management

Cable management is another consideration for an entertainment center. You need to be able to tell the difference between power cords, Ethernet cords, stereo cables, and HDMI cables. Cords should also have their own space behind the piece. Design a model with holes in the back for easier cable management in every slot with a back. Think of open spaces on the top for stereo equipment or consoles to obviate the need for holes drilled in the back.         

Plenty of Room

Leave plenty of room for future needs in your entertainment center. You may only have a small TV and one gaming console now. However, you might expand to a stereo system with surround-sound speakers, multiple gaming equipment, and a mega-super-large TV you receive as a holiday gift. Also, getting a larger item fills out the space in your room and allows for decorative items such as photo frames and artwork. Create a piece with plenty of cubby holes to store media, books, remotes, and smaller items.     

Color

The color of your entertainment center may complement or contrast the overall decorating scheme of the room. The right stain color brings out the natural beauty of the wood, or distressing can complement your vintage-style decor. Woodcraft Furniture works with more than 100 finishes for all kinds of hardwood. Pick one that suits your lifestyle and aesthetic.

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Design Considerations for Baby Cribs

Creating a nursery is one of the many things to plan for when you await the arrival of your little one. Your baby’s crib is the centerpiece of the room, and you want it to be both durable and practical. Woodcraft Furniture discusses some design considerations for baby cribs when shopping for your perfect nursery furniture.  

Sturdiness

Baby cribs must be sturdy so they can endure years of daily use. Look for models with thick wooden rails and wide slats that keep your baby securely inside. The platform should hold a mattress of any thickness, whether you prefer a lightweight mattress or a thicker model that’s cushy and cozy. Woodcraft Furniture produces baby cribs made of solid hardwoods for durable models that last for several years and even become family heirlooms.   

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Adjustable Height

Modern manufacturers understand that baby cribs must adjust to your needs. Does the platform raise or lower? You might need to lower the mattress after a few months, so your baby doesn’t learn to climb out of the crib. Can you attach a changing table to the side of the crib? A compact changing table saves space in the nursery.           

Versatility

Versatile baby cribs convert to three different modes. A traditional crib works perfectly for when your baby is a newborn up two years old. Convert the crib to a daybed for when your child gets older yet still needs three sides of support to keep from rolling off. The third mode, a toddler bed, comes in handy for children up to age 5 or so.

When you think of versatility, consider baby cribs on rollers. Sturdy casters let you wheel the crib to other parts of the nursery or into your bedroom if you need to keep your baby close by.

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Complementary Colors

Baby cribs can easily match the overall color scheme of your nursery. Woodcraft Furniture utilizes more than 100 stains and paints to achieve endless possibilities. Whether you want a calming blue, traditional brown or white, exciting pink, or verdant green, we can match what you want.

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Woodcraft Furniture works with you to create your ideal nursery furniture, including baby cribs, rockers, and toddler-sized tables. Our hardwood furniture lasts a lifetime. See what we mean at one of our locations, or contact us to request a bid on a great-looking crib.

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